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June 16, 2016
South Africa marks anniversary of 1976 Soweto uprising
South Africans on Thursday commemorated the 40th anniversary of a pivotal moment in the anti-apartheid struggle, a 1976 black ...
June 16, 2016
No $5 million African leadership award this year, group says
Once again, there is no winner this year of a $5 million award for African leadership. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced ...
June 15, 2016
40 years after students sparked apartheid's end, a new anger
The day was a key moment in the long campaign to end South Africa's harsh apartheid system of white-minority rule.
June 08, 2016
Cultural sensitivities obstacle at UN AIDS conference
No one at the high-level United Nations conference devoted to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 denies serious scientific and ...
June 04, 2016
Obama says Ali shook up the world and left it better off
President Barack Obama, who keeps a pair of boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his private study off the Oval Office, said ...
May 31, 2016
Kennedy relatives visit South Africa to mark anniversary
In 1966, someone tossed a garland around Robert F. Kennedy's neck after he arrived at the Johannesburg airport at the height ...
May 25, 2016
Carter to step down from 'front-line' work with The Elders
Jimmy Carter is stepping away from his "front-line role" as a member of The Elders, the global human rights group announced ...
May 19, 2016
Unrest hits South African university ahead of centenary
Student protesters in South Africa burned tires and vandalized some buildings ahead of centenary celebrations at a university ...
May 10, 2016
16 West Point cadets in raised-fist photo won't be punished
Sixteen black West Point cadets who posed with raised fists for a pre-graduation picture that sparked debates on race and ...
May 06, 2016
Kerry: Diverse graduating class is 'Trump's worst nightmare'
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday their diversity is "Donald Trump's worst nightmare" and ...
April 15, 2016
South Africa: Opposition supporters march against president
South Africa's biggest opposition party on Friday evoked Nelson Mandela's legacy while pressuring President Jacob Zuma to ...
April 14, 2016
South Africa: Court clears way for assassin prison release
A South African court has cleared the way for the release of a Polish immigrant jailed for killing a prominent anti-apartheid ...
April 07, 2016
SAfrican court rejects Winnie's claim to Mandela rural home
A South African court ruled Thursday that Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has no rights to his rural ...
April 06, 2016
South African ruling party rifts emerge over Zuma scandal
Splits in South Africa's ruling party are increasingly emerging because of unease over the leadership of President Jacob ...
March 22, 2016
FIFA opens 2006 WCup cases against Beckenabuer, Niersbach
The FIFA ethics committee opened a bribery investigation Tuesday into German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer and other ...
March 21, 2016
The Latest: Kerry meets with Colombia peace negotiators
The Latest on President Barack Obama's trip to Cuba (all times local): 8:30 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met ...
March 20, 2016
South Africa's ruling party restates confidence in president
South Africa's ruling party has reaffirmed its confidence in President Jacob Zuma, after a growing chorus of corruption ...
March 10, 2016
Killer of South African anti-apartheid leader to be paroled
A jailed assassin who killed a prominent anti-apartheid leader in South Africa in 1993 won a bid for parole on Thursday, ...
March 09, 2016
Charges withdrawn against Mandela grandson accused of rape
Criminal charges have been withdrawn against one of Nelson Mandela's grandsons accused of raping a teenage girl, a ...
March 08, 2016
Watson, Whitaker kick off HeForShe Arts Week
Emma Watson said Tuesday she wants people to understand the importance of gender equality not only on a rational level but ...